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UBC is embarking on a comprehensive land use planning process called Campus Vision 2050 that will shape how the Vancouver campus evolves over the next 30 years. Campus Vision 2050 will involve deep engagement with the campus community to understand how we can use the campus land to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of the university and its community, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and the region.
UBC Vancouver last updated its Land Use Plan over a decade ago. Since then, the core academic campus has grown, the daytime population has increased significantly and the number of residents living in our neighbourhoods has nearly doubled. At the same time, this growth has taken place in the context of broader systemic changes including anti-racism, Indigenous reconciliation, housing affordability, climate action and transportation connectivity.
We have also witnessed dramatic shifts in the technologies we use and how we work, learn and live, as experienced through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now time to work together to update our long-term vision and plans for the campus.
In the context of a process that will span several months, today marks the beginning of a four-week public engagement period with the UBC Vancouver campus community — the first of several opportunities to gather community input as part of Campus Vision 2050. As we work together to map out a bold new vision for the UBC Vancouver campus, we want to hear from you. Your ideas and perspectives will help shape the campus of the future. You can get involved in a number of ways:
- Learn more about Campus Vision 2050 and register to stay informed:
- Share your ideas and feedback online:
- Sign up for upcoming events:
I urge you to participate in Campus Vision 2050 and play your part in shaping the future vision for the UBC Vancouver campus.
Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor
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